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Watto's Junk Yard / Road Trips
« on: April 17, 2003, 04:03 PM »
Ever gone Road Tripping?

I've been on three major ones...

#1 Spring Break in high school, me and three buddies piled into a 85 Mustang and drove from Minnesota to Oregon and California and then back in 10 days!  It was one of those coming of age times of my life.

Disasters

I'm 6'4", sadly I was not the tallest guy on the trip so I had to cram into the back seat, the whole friggin time.  

We piled all of our gear in motorcycle trailer, the tire blew up in the middle of North Dakota.  We then spent almost a full day trying to find a spare.  We found the exact tire on a toy tractor at a John Deere dealership, the dude wouldn't sell it to us, so we rigged something up with a wheel barrow tire.  That got us to the middle of Montana where

The whole axle disintigrated on the trailer.  Being dumb high school kids we didn't think about one tire being smaller than the other so we had to abandon the trailer on the side of the interstate and go back into Glendive, MT and buy a whole new trailer.  We tied the old one on top of the new one.

While we were in Glendive we gassed up and headed out, forgetting to pay for the gas and proceeded to get pulled over.  The cop was pretty understanding and made us go back and pay, it was an honest mistake

In Oregon we wanted to go see Crater Lake, heard it was gorgeous yadda yadda so we took the highway from the Interstate to the Park.  Turns out a logging truck tipped over and the whole highway was blocked, so we decided to go off on a logging trail and camp.  Well, being in Oregon in the spring means that it usually is pretty wet, yep it started pouring in the middle of the night so we packed up and drove into the next town past the logging road exit and slept in the car overnight

Well, we made it up to Crater Lake that morning and come to find out that they get ungodly amounts of snow (like 100 feet plus) and the snow banks were well above 12' still.  All access to the park was pretty much closed so we couldn't go even see the lake.  

So, we decided we wanted to see Redwoods.  And for some still unknown reason we didn't want to go to the Redwood National Park instead we headed toward Eureka, CA from the main interstate.  I am not sure what highway this is but it is listed as National Scenic Highway cutting through some pretty cool mountains on the way to HWY 1 on the coast.  It took us a good 12 hours to wind our way within an hour of Eureka when we get to a point where a huge sign says, road closed due to landslide.  It was like 9PM and the people said that during the course of the day the landslide happened, you could go back to the interstate (12 hours) or try one of the side roads.  It was dark, we were from flatland, tired and wanted to get to Eureka, so we elected to go for the side road.  This was one of the scariest trips of my life as it hugged mountain sides with what looked like frequent landslides with no real guardrails on almost sheer cliffs.  We did make it into Eureka, at like 6 AM the next day.  It was a bad couple of days.

So we got to the ocean and Eureka (never really saw the Redwoods?) and screwed around there and realized we had to get home in like 3 days for school.  So that afternoon we took the Mustang out on the beach and proceeded to we believe blow out one of the cylinders on the car.  

That pretty much limited us to driving no more than 60 MPH the whole way home...and we drove almost straight through because it is a long ass way from California to Minnesota.  The whole cylinder thing sucked ass because If I remember it took us almost 24 hours to cross South Dakota and back home which is usually a 10 hour trip.  

It was a ton of fun and like I said something I'll never ever forget.  We met up with some of our girl friends from High School in Portland (they went to Seattle) and hung out with them.  They gave us three tapes (we only brought 3 and all were Guns N' Roses :)) some unknown band called Pearl Jam.  They also gave us a Nirvana tape who I was pretty familiar with having hung out with the Stoners in the back of the gorcery store we all worked at.  The first time I really got drunk, the first time I was away from home on my own, the first time seeing the Pacific Ocean...it will always be one of the best times of my life and I won't ever forget what I saw, who I was with and what I did.  It was great.

More later :-*

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Modern Trading / Re: In case anyone needs this stuff...
« on: April 17, 2003, 03:36 PM »
Great!  The more of the big green brute the better...now do you need the X-Wing???  That means more She Hulk



How about Moe's Tavern???


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Other Toy Lines / Re: My LOTR toys - Twiloight Frodo
« on: April 17, 2003, 03:31 PM »
Wow cool score David!  I am not at all interested in that figure...but I know people have been going nuts over him.  The whole chase figure thing is sorta rediculous.  

I've been lucky and picked up 2 12" TTT Arwens at various Targets around town and people have been really happy to pay cost for them.  That was another one that has been going crazy on eBay :o

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I can't remember, I think it was around $15 shipped...sometimes I gotta do what I gotta do you know :-*

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Modern Trading / Re: In case anyone needs this stuff...
« on: April 17, 2003, 03:05 PM »
Hey Brent I have a POTF2 X-wing I think the Box is pretty beat up, are you talking that one or the bigger FX X-Wing

PS where are my comics :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett and Clonetrooper coming...
« on: April 17, 2003, 02:57 PM »
I really don't care too much for these, I have a Silver R2 and he is cool, don't have a Silver VAder and don't care that I don't  The exclusivity of Convention type exclusives (see Muppets and MOTU lines) borders on asinine IMO.  Same goes for Mr Sacul as well

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Good question, I don't think they will be worth huge money (look at all of the silly errors of the PoTF2 stuff) but there will be people willing to buy legitimate figure variations...

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I got a Blonde Imperial Officer off of ebay, I haven't seen them anywhere and I am mighty glad I did.  I also have a couple of Bloody Stump Lukes, not exactly rare but I think it is a cool figure

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: K*B / Target Sale
« on: April 17, 2003, 02:40 PM »
Well, I stopped by my Target yesterday to pick up 3 MOTU figures for my Free Moss Man and saw...pegs upon pegs of Vader, Luke, Mace and Jango Arena, I mean there were 50 of each and they weren't moving.  4 days into the sale and the things still aren't going.  Hasbro f'd up distribution AGAIN!

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Star Wars Chronicles
« on: April 17, 2003, 02:26 PM »
Who has this awesome book?  Wifey got it for me two years ago  for Christmas and it is one of my absolute favorites

New copies run for over $100, Half.com usually has them for cheaper though


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This is always fun to do, what was the last few things you've scored on eBay?

Mine was a Marvel Legendsesque Absorbing Man from the old Hulk line...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16473&item=3126107825&rd=1

I need to still get She Hulk :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: April 17, 2003, 01:51 PM »
If anyone has ever been to a German resteraunt they have to of had Apfelkorn stocked...it is a Apple Schnapps and it is dang good, especially out of the freezer



My wife is 100% German, we go to German bars a lot :P  

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: April 17, 2003, 01:46 PM »
Wow, mighty kind of you, with our upcoming bout coming up, my passion for dissing the Lakers and us butting heads in the MLB Playoffs last year, you have evry right to rub it in a little.

The Wolves might win one, maybe two but I see the Lakers in 5  :'(

I'm still going with the Kings or Spurs versus the proverbial Eastern Patsy, Philly and NJ have both had a shot, lets go with a throwback to the Bad Boys and say Detroit versus SA in the finals (snooze)

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Alright, I switched it back, it isn't Teebo :-*

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Chris must have added the Teebo thing cause I don't think that is him either

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